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13 Oct 2010

2 Teams, 3 Questions

I'll try and keep this brief. My team in a standard scoring (except 1 pt per 25 return yards) 12 man keeper league, is as follows:

QB: Brady
RB, MJD, Mendenhall, Bradshaw, Pierre Thomas, Isaac Redman
WR: Malcom Floyd, Hines Ward, Johnny Knox, Eddie Royal, Lee Evans, Nate Washington, Steve Breaston
TE: Zach Miller

I've held the top waiver spot for the entire year, waiting for a random WR to break out (like Miles Austin last year). My league is competitive and the waiver wire is usually pretty bare, hurting the value of having the top waiver spot. I'm thinking it's about time to give it up. Kenny Britt is the only reasonable WR available, and I think he is at least somewhat the type of player I was waiting for. He's young, the apparent #1 WR on his team, and has scored TDs in 3 straight games despite low yard totals in two of them.

Question 1: Is it worth giving up the top waiver spot (and the ability to grab any potential breakout player, though I think there really won't be one) for a player that probably won't start for me most weeks and might not be that good?

Question 2: If I grab Britt, who do I start along with Floyd this week? I'd be deciding between Britt vs, JAX, Ward vs. CLE, Royal vs. NYJ, and Knox vs. SEA

Question 3: In another league (standard scoring) who do I start (2 out of 3): Ahmad Bradshaw vs DET, Steven Jackson vs. SD, or Matt Forte vs. SEA?

Thanks for the help.

Posted by: rdy4thefiesta on 13 Oct 2010

1 reply , Last at 14 Oct 2010, 12:56am by tally

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Re: 2 Teams, 3 Questions
by tally :: Thu, 10/14/2010 - 12:56am

1. I don't think Britt is it. Lloyd would have been the breakout guy two weeks ago. Doesn't mean that there isn't going to be another one later in the year, but less likely. Britt will have a nice week vs. JAX, though, so you could pick him up and try to sell high.

2. I like Floyd and Britt.

3. Bradshaw and SJax. STL may go to the running game more due to Clayton out even despite SD's high scoring offense. Very hard to sit Forte, though.

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